Actor Kangana Ranaut and her sister Rangoli Chandel have been granted interim relief from arrest by the Bombay High Court. The High court also asked them to honour the summons and appear before the police for questioning on 8th of January. The High Court bench also questioned why the sedition charge had been imposed against Kangana and her sister. ‘Why is the sedition section invoked? Why are we treating citizens of our country like this?’ Justice Shinde said. ‘If someone does not fall in line with the government, then can sedition charges be invoked?’ the court asked. Kangana and her her sister are accused of creating hatred and communal tension through their social media posts. The high court was hearing a petition filed by Ranaut and her sister, seeking to quash the FIR and the October 17 order passed by the magistrate. The court advised public prosecutor Deepak Thakare to consider holding a workshop for police and sensitise them on what sections need to be invoked in which case. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Around three got severely injured after multiple vehicles collided with each other and met with an accident in Maharashtra's Pune. The incident occurred at around 03:00 am on November 25 near Narhe on Pune-Bangalore Highway. The injured have been shifted to a nearby hospital for medical treatment. Pune City Police and officials of fire brigade department rescued the injured people from the spot.
Guru Jambheshwar University reopened in Haryana's Hisar on November 16 after several months of closure due to the lockdown imposed in a bid to control the COVID-19 pandemic. However, students as well as hostellers have to follow strict COVID-19 norms issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). "Only 1 student/room is allowed in hostels and hostellers have to undergo COVID test," said Guru Jambheshwar University Vice-Chancellor Prof Tankeshwar Kumar. Meanwhile, Haryana has 19,557 active cases of coronavirus till now.
FIR registered against those who attacked Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) officials during anti-drug raid on November 22. Deputy Director General of NCB, Mutha Ashok Jain said, "Immediately, we got police's help. With the help of police, the culprits were taken to the police station and an FIR has been registered. I must say prompt action was taken. Our two employees received minor injuries but we will continue the crackdown on drug peddlers and drug traffickers. NCB has always remained in action mode. Any enforcement agency has to be mentally prepared for such incidents and we give training to our officers."
A Mumbai court granted bail to comedian Bharti Singh. She was in custody at Byculla Jail in connection with drug case. Bharti and her husband Haarsh Limbachiyaa were sent to judicial custody in drug case. During a Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) raid happened on November 21 at Bharti Singh's house 86.5 gms cannabis was found.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah chaired first meeting of National Implementation Committee of India in Delhi on November 25. Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Union Minister of State (I/C) for Culture and Tourism, Prahlad Singh Pate were also present.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a meeting with Chief Ministers over the COVID-19 situation. Union Home Minister Amit Shah also participated in the meeting. The meeting was held via video-conferencing. "As a result of joint efforts, today India is in a better situation than other countries when it comes to recovery and fatality rates," said PM Modi.
AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi has hit back at BJP leader Tejasvi Surya who said likened him to Jinnah and accused him of spreading rabid Islamism and allowing Rohingya Muslims to settle in Hyderabad. Owaisi said that if he had indeed allowed Rohinya Muslims into Hyderabad and around 30,000 of them have found their way into the voter list, what was Home Minister Amit Shah doing? Owaisi said that the BJP had run out of ideas and hence was frustrated ahead of the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation polls. On Monday, BJP MP Tejashwi Surya had said that every vote for the AIMIM is a vote against the country. ‘He speaks the language of rabid Islamism, separatism and extremism which Mohd Ali Jinnah was also speaking. Every single vote to Owaisi is a vote against India and everything that India stands for,’ Surya had said. The BJP MP's attack CAME ahead of the GHMC polls which are seen as a triangular contest between the AIMIM, TRS and BJP. Watch the full video for all the details.
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The wreath laying ceremony of slain soldier Naik Satai Bhushan Rameshrao was performed in Nagpur on November 16. Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh paid him last respects. He was honoured by several Army officials. Naik Satai Bhushan Rameshrao lost his life during ceasefire violation by Pakistan at LoC on November 13.
The Bombay High Court has rejected the interim bail plea of Republic TV editor Arnab Goswami. ‘No case has been made out for us to exercise our extraordinary jurisdiction,’ a division bench of the High Court said. Meanwhile, Maharashtra Govwernor Bhagat Sigh Koshyari spoken to the state home minister Anil Deshmukh and conveyed his concern for Arnab’s health and security. He also urged the minister to allow Arnab’s family members to meet and speak to him. Goswami and two others were arrested by Alibaug police on November 4 in connection with the suicide of architect-interior designer Anvay Naik and his mother in 2018 over alleged non-payment of dues by companies of the three accused. Arnab Goswami was initially kept at a local school which is designated as a COVID-19 quarantine centre for the Alibaug prison. He was shifted to the Taloja jail in Raigad district on Sunday after allegedly being found using a mobile phone while in judicial custody. A big political war has also erupted over Goswami’s arrest in the case with BJP leaders protesting in several places. Watch the full video for all the details.
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A Fire broke out at Sun Mill Compound in a spare parts shop in Lower Parel area of Mumbai. Six fire tenders were present at the spot as fire fighting operations were underway. No injuries have been reported yet. More details are awaited.
A mandatory RT-PCR test rule began in Mumbai from November 25 (Wednesday) amid rising cases of coronavirus pandemic. Travellers from Delhi, Rajasthan, Goa and Gujarat arrived at Mumbai's Dadar Railway Station to undergo mandatory RT-PCR test.
Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on November 24 smirked at opposition party while speaking to mediapersons on November 24. "Today is the death anniversary of 3-day government that was formed last year. Our government will complete 4 years. The opposition leaders say such things in frustration as all their efforts have failed. They know very well that people of Maharashtra are with this government," said Sanjay Raut.
BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis on Monday said that Pakistan's Karachi will be a part of India one day. The former Maharashtra CM's remark came while he was responding to Bandra sweet shop row. "We are believers of the concept of 'Akhand Bharat'. We believe that Karachi will be a part of India one day," Fad navis said. Recently, video of a Sena leader asking a sweet shop owner to change its name went viral. The incident had taken place at Karachi Sweets located in Mumbai's Bandra West. In the video, Nitin Nandgaokar could be heard asking the shop owner to drop the word 'Karachi'. The Sena leader also told the sweet shop owner that Karachi reminds one of Pakistan. Nandgaokar further insisted on changing the sweet shop's name to something 'Marathi'. Later, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut had taken to Twitter and called the demand futile. Raut had clarified that changing the shop’s name was not the party's official stance. Karachi Sweets is an almost 60-year-old shop located in Mumbai's Bandra.
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Actor Kangana Ranaut met Bhagat Singh Koshyari, the Governor of Maharashtra, amid a raging political storm. Kangana was seen leaving home for the meeting with a large security contingent and a sizeable..
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